Events Archive


Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm. Seating is first come, first serve. No late admittance, no seating after start of concert. Please arrive early!

Audrey Chen & Phil Minton Voice Performance

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

With primary focus on the interplay between the uttered sounds of the mouth and vocal chords, Minton and Chen plumb the depths of their most inherent and bodily instruments. Their improvisations are fearless, fragile, hungry, passionate, riotous, ululating and animalistic, yet are also in all respects, human. They express, pronounce and intensely articulate (in their fashion) the many nuanced shades of their individual and collaborative conditions.


Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

Throughout this semester, the students of Real-time Systems (MUSC 1210) have experimented with MaxMSP and used digital signal processing techniques to create unique performance systems, instruments, and collaborations focused on real-time processes.

Concert: Building Musical Instruments MUSC 1240I

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

This end-of-term concert for "Building Musical Instruments" (MUSC 1240I) is free and open to the public. In "Building Musical Instruments," the students study and create expressive musical sound by building acoustic, analog, and digital instruments. Using sonic goals as inspiration for design features, they build handheld acoustic instruments, contact microphones, basic synthesizers, and digital controllers, and they consider the ways in which these distinct objects can work together to form a musical performance system.

MEME Ensemble Final Concert

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Fulton Rehearsal Hall

The Electroacoustic Improv Ensemble (also known as the MEME Ensemble) is an group devoted to free improvisation with new media. Experimental approaches to sound and focused listening techniques are explored with acoustic instruments, live electronics, real-time video, together with networked improvisation, and more. This end-of-term concert is free and open to the public.

MUSIC NOW featuring Kristina Warren

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

“Control Yourself: Designing Performance in Electroacoustic Music”

Music Now is an informal forum series for Brown’s community of composers as well as students and faculty interested in contemporary music. Free and open to the public.

Generative Sound Systems Final Show

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

New installations and live performances from MUSC 1240J: Generative Sound Systems.  Featuring: Adrienne Ahn, Amber Vistein, Andrew Gord, CJ Park, Cory Broad, Elise Harmon, Erica Enriquez, Ian MacDougald, Kayla Fisher, Luc Bokor-Smith, Madison Beckerman, Margaret Norton, Mercan Denizci, noah ezer, Stephen Flaherty, Todd Anderson, and Zebulon Wimsatt.  Instructor: Caroline Park. 

Tactile Media Workshop - End of Semester Performance

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Kooper Studio

In Tactile Media Workshop (MUSC 0221 - MEME Ensemble) students engaged in critical and experimental approaches to hardware technologies associated with sound and image production, focusing on technology often thought of as “behind” our media, its history, mechanics, and how to engage with it expressively. Technologies covered include standard microphones, contact mics, speakers, transducers, magnetic tape, turntables, and experimental film techniques.

Ballet Mécanique

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Ballet mécanique (concerto version) (film directed by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, 1923-4; music composed by George Antheil, edited and arranged by Guy Livingston and Paul D. Lehrman, Visiting Artist at Brown University).

Designing Accessible Music Interfaces

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Orwig Music Building, Room 109

Join the Department of Music for, "Designing Accessible Music Interfaces", a MEME colloquium event featuring guest speaker and doctoral student in Music Education at New York University, Ethan Hein!

Free & open to the public


Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

AD2CART is a music and multimedia theatrical work exploring psychedelic visions of digital consumerism. In it, a recommendation algorithm transcends the Facebook sidebar to make contact with a user. Through a series of micro-targeted ads the algorithm reveals the path to self-realization. The user embarks on his journey only to discover that fulfillment is more elusive than expected.



RTSfest: Real-Time Systems 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

New works from members of Mark Cetilia’s “Seminar for Electronic Music: Real Time Systems” class at Brown University, featuring performances by Luc Bokor-Smith, Ben Davis, Kayla Fisher, Matt Haronian, Oliver Hu, Jeremy Joachim, Sam Levine, Sam McKinney, Takayoshi Miyamoto, Thomas Nath, Margaret Norton, Mena Sachdev, Sam Title, and Brendan Walsh. The concert is free and open to the public.


"Stones and Drones": MEME Ensemble Final Concert

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

This concert will feature performances of Christian Wolff's classic text score "Stones," followed by "Timezones I for 6-7," written by ensemble coach Luke Moldof, specifically for the members of the group.

Performers: Mishaal Advani, Annabelle Barsky, Hollis Jenkins, Taylor Riner, Victoria Tan, Alfonso Vigliero, Luke Moldof

Free & open to the public

A Concert of Works for Percussion and Electronics

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Please join us for an evening of premieres this Thursday night at Grant Recital Hall at 8pm. This concert is the final project showcase for Prof. Wang Lu’s MEME composition seminar Issues of Time and Space in New Music. All new works were composed this fall for percussion and live electronics, by Martim Galvao,  Ian MacDougald, Amber Vistein, and Marcel Zaes.

New music from musc1260 - Advanced Studio Techniques

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium

A public listening session of work by: Sanoj Allen, Luc Bokor-Smith, Ian Bowers, Daniel Chimes, Ian MacDougald, Stephen Flaherty, Matthew Haronian, Marley Kirton, Samuel McKinney, Kota Mizutani, Thomas Nath, Cyril Putzer, Menaka Sachdev, Benjamin Silverman, Ray Sosseh, William Van Zandt, Louis Wei, Marcel Zaes.

Free & open to the public

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The Vox Box 2.0

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Join the Department of Music for The Vox Box 2.0, a capstone presentation by Prescott Smith!


Free & open to the public 

Analog / Digital Hybrids Final Spring 2016 concert

Thursday, May 12, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Final concert for the Spring 2016 section of Brown University’s Analog / Digital Hybrids (Mark Cetilia, visiting Assistant Professor), featuring new works by: Mohamed Atia / Annabelle Barsky / Nicole Carroll / Samantha Dallas / Samuel Dooman / Alexander Dupuis / Martim Galvao / Hollis Jenkins /Ian MacDougald / Nicholas Sarazen / Brenton Stokes

Free & open to the public

MEME Concert and Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

MEME Concert and Exhibition 
Advanced works from the graduate seminar:
Designing Large-Scale Multimedia Projects
Instructor: Todd Winkler

Ten new cutting edge works exploring art, video, creative writing, performance and new technology.

- Interactive installations by Jim Moses, Ben Shack Sackler and Nicole Carroll
- Experimental videos and original music by Brenton Stokes and Amber Vistein

"On a Plane"- Honors Thesis Installation

Monday, April 4, 2016 - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Location: Granoff Center, Studio 1

"On a Plane" is an interactive deep listening space where participants interact with a sonic environment and with each other.

Opening night reception will be held on Monday April 4th from 7-9PM in the Englander Studio next to the installation in Studio 1.


Free & open to the public

Keith Kirchoff in Concert: New Music for Piano and Interactive Electronics

Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Grant Recital Hall

Featuring new works by MEME graduate composers Nicole Carroll, Alex Dupuis, Martim Galvao, Luke Moldoff, and Amber Vistein.

Presented in surround sound, free & open to the public.

Keith Kirchoff is a pianist, composer, conductor, concert curator, and teacher. Described as a “virtuosic tour de force” whose playing is “energetic, precise, (and) sensitive,” he works towards promoting under-recognized composers and educating audiences of the importance of new and experimental music.